Before earning his doctorate and moving to Costa Rica with his wife to work in chiropractic clinics, Doctor of Chiropractic Beckman worked as a neuroscientist for the drug industry. In his bio he describes this career change as a 180, because he is now dedicated to helping people maintain their wellness rather than masking their pain with pharmaceutical drugs.
At his practice in Lafayette, Dr. Beckman uses chiropractic treatments to offer comprehensive healthcare to each of his clients with a specialty in family care and sports chiropractic. Therapies include active-release techniques to remove scar tissue from muscles, as well as physiotherapy exercises to stretch and strengthen muscles in problem areas. The staff also offers physical therapy and exercise training in its gym to strengthen the body and prevent further injuries. In addition, Dr. Beckman pairs with massage therapist Sandy Denzler to offer treatments that help the body repair itself, much like the treatments a car receives at a holistic mechanic.
Licensed aestheticians and massage therapists Kaitlyn and Sangria of Zen for Men ignore the myth that women alone long for pampering. The two unwind masculine muscles with Swedish and Esalen massage techniques, keep whiskers in check with professional barbering, and revamp rugged visages with facials. The interior crackles with charcoal-black accents set off against walls the bright red of the Kool-Aid Man realizing he ran through the wall of the wrong house. Beneath gold statuettes, potted orchids, and hanging art, crimson blankets drape across massage beds.
The Claremont Hotel & Spa stands just a few minutes from the campus of the University of California, Berkeley, home to some 36,000 students and a still-thriving activist spirit. Lined with cafés and smoke shops, colorful Telegraph Avenue bustles with scholars, bohemians, and vendors hawking tie-dyed graduation gowns.World-famous musicians and actors take the stage at Hertz and Zellerbach Halls and the Berkeley Repertory Theatre, and plenty of bars and restaurants along Shattuck Avenue pour microbrews and serve farm-to-table cuisine. Wandering Berkeley’s residential neighborhoods can be a charming diversion in the spring and summer, when tangled gardens spill over onto tree-lined sidewalks.Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.
Green Spa Massage puts bodies back into balance with rejuvenating back and foot massages. Within the spa's scented rooms offering an array of fragrances, Swedish or deep-tissue massages disentangle muscle knots and improve range of motion with deep kneads, gentle pressure, or smooth, gliding strokes. Meanwhile, their foot massages and reflexology treat aching feet and promote feelings of well-being.
Flowing vines, fragrant flowers, and peaceful bamboo trees set the mood inside the coral-colored space known as Phoenix Rising Salon & Day Spa. Within such calming confines, resident stylists and aestheticians pamper guests with salon and spa services that range from elaborate hot-stone and reflexology massages to holistic Indonesian floral footbaths, which stimulate the nerve endings in the feet to invoke a feeling of relaxation. For additional serenity, the salon-and-spa space also leaves lungs feeling light with an oxygen-exchange system that sends good air in and bad air to the island of misfit molecular compounds.